Cover Osteuropa 5/2012

In Osteuropa 5/2012
Teil des Dossiers OSZE

Rule, Not Security
The Collective Security Treaty Organization

Anna Kreikemeyer

Deutsche Fassung


According to its seven member states, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, founded in 2002, is to provide for security in the post-Soviet space. But it does not. There are structural reasons for this dysfunction: the primary objective of the authoritarian regimes from Minsk to Moscow and Dushanbe is the preservation and expansion of their power. Regional cooperation that goes beyond lip service contradicts the regimes’ comprehensive claim to internal and external sovereignty.

(Osteuropa 5/2012, pp. 81–92)